I will use this ridiculous, true situation with the new-age psychologist/hypnotherapist and his hyper dog as a starting point for my rambling saga. This Dr. was supposedly trained in the protocols set out by a noted psychologist at UNC specifically geared to alleviate IBS. There were only a few of these trained people on a list near where I live, and I tried this one. It really threw me for a loop with the unhappy dog (with digestive problems…ironic, no?) lumbering around me while I was supposed to be put in a hypnotic trance (didn’t happen). I did not go back to this guy, but I did do a 3 month “therapy” of hypnosis CDs (IBS Audio Program 100 by Michael Mahoney) on my own. Very pleasant and relaxing…but it did nothing for my main problem.IBS (or whatever is really happening in my body) has taken over my life and caused me to seek out relief in a sometimes desperate, sometimes crazy, and always frustrating search for HELP.